Quagga, Equus quagga (Gmel.)
The Quagga was a plains zebra living in South Africa. The last Quagga was killed by hunters in 1878. This species was then added to the long list of extinct animal species. Fortunately, there was one specimen still alive at Artis zoo. After its passing away on 12 August 1883, the Quagga disappeared forever from the Earth’s surface. The above print is now preserved in the zebra enclosure of that time.
Maker: N. Maréchal, lithographer & J.C. Werner, illustrator.Verv.jaar: 19th centuryTechniek: Hand-coloured lithographDruk: Lith. de C. de Last.
- Date of creation
- 1700 - 1880
- Iconographia Zoologica: A Paper Animal Kingdom
- UBA01:IZ21700013, Iconographia Zoologica: een papieren dierenrijk, Universiteit van Amsterdam
- For information contact: UvA, Bijzondere Collecties, Artis Bibliotheek